Pastimes of faculty and staff
What do we do when we're not here in the Global and International Studies Building? We thought it might be nice to find out, so we asked. And got some interesting tidbits from faculty and grad students alike.
Did you know that …
Fritz Breithaupt is an avid birdwatcher who loves going out to spot the rare migratory birds in nearby swamps…
Gergana May sings with the Eastern European Ensemble, which performs at local venues and beyond unique renditions of folk music from the Balkans. From the slow love songs to the fast and furious dance tunes, their repertoire includes music from Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia & more (see photo in slideshow).
Chris Sapp is a huge fan of home improvement—not the old TV show, but the activity! Last spring break, he and his daughter designed and built a treehouse (see photo in slideshow), and they added to it over the summer with some material salvaged from neighbors' old tree houses.
Nikole Langjahr has been "ferociously crocheting - a couple of blankets, some scarves, but mostly beanies, dozens of beanies. Some I've given away as gifts, some I've sold… Some people have started baking bread during the pandemic, I drown my covid stress in yarn and the beautiful structure of predictable patterns."